Beloved North Fork artist Cindy Pease Roe has taken up residence at Southampton Arts Center and she’s brought with her a whale tail armature fashioned, in part, from abandoned lobster traps dug out of the Long Island Sound. Roe likes to think of her work as upsculpting: the act of making environmentally-conscious art by combining upcycling with sculpture! Nonetheless, she didn’t want to upsculpt this whale tail alone. She invited the community to join her at the Southampton Arts Center  to help her fill it with marine debris collected from the shores of eastern Long Island. On Saturday, April 8th, guests enjoyed refreshments and music while transforming recycled ocean plastics into a striking work of communal art. The finished piece will be revealed on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd, and will be on view through Labor Day. Read more on #ProjectWhaleTail and how to get involved  here.


Upsculpture by Cindy Roe